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Sigurd Corporation Chooses Multitest’s MT2168

Mar 31, 2011

MT2168 Pick & Place Handler.

MT2168 Pick & Place Handler.

Multitest, a designer and manufacturer of final test handlers, contactors and load boards used by integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) and final test subcontractors worldwide, congratulates Sigurd Microelectronics Corporation (Sigurd) for being the first user of the innovative MT2168 pick-and-place handler in volume production in Taiwan.

Sigurd, a well-established, independent provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, is known for being a pioneer in using new IC assembly and test equipment and technologies. Responding to the market requirements, Sigurd continuously improves and upgrades its technology and equipment base.

The recently installed MT2168 ambient-hot pick-and-place handler is used for a hot test application of various small QFN packages. Using the handler in a high-volume environment, Sigurd decided on the fully automated, 16 contact site version of the scalable platform.

After running production tests for several weeks, Sigurd experienced the significant advantages of the optimized test cell utilization. Excellent handler jam rates and the high soak buffer design allow the company to almost double its daily output.

For more information about Multitest’s MT2168, visit http://www.multitest.com/MT2168.


Sigurd Microelectronics Corporation’s test services cover a wide range of both standard and customized test solutions, including C/P and F/T for logic, analog, mixed-signal, RF, memory and power. The products assembled and tested by the company are extensively used in wireless communication, computing, digital consumer and multimedia products. Sigurd’s customers include many of the world’s leading semiconductor design houses, IDMs and wafer foundries. Sigurd is listed on the Taiwan Exchange since 2003, currently employs around 1700 people and has four factories in Taiwan and China.

Multitest (headquartered in Rosenheim, Germany) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of test equipment for semiconductors. Multitest markets test handlers, contactors, and ATE printed circuit boards. Globally, more than 700 employees serve the company’s customers in offices and branches in North America, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and Thailand.

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